SHE-CAN Undergraduate Scholarship Program 2024
  • Fully Funded Scholarship
  • Bachelor
  • United States
  • 15 Oct 2023

SHE-CAN Undergraduate Scholarship Program 2024


About Program

SHE-CAN seeks talented young women leaders from Cambodia, Liberia, and Guatemala who have few opportunities but incredible potential and passion for change.

As a SHE-CAN scholar, you will be supported in winning a full-ride scholarship to a top U.S. college. Through access to a world-class college education, mentorship, and leadership training in the U.S., we will provide you with the tools and support needed to return and make change in your home country.


Ambitious young women aged 17-20 from low opportunity backgrounds who have achieved academic excellence and demonstrated leadership skills through activities or service in their community. Apply for SHE-CAN program if you are:

  1. A woman between the ages of 17-20
  2. Passionate about improving your country
  3. High school graduate or graduating high school by October 2023 (Guatemala), December 2023 (Cambodia), or January 2024 (Liberia)
  4. Living within 1 hour of capital city (Note: Guatemala location is dependent on applicants)
  5. From a low-income household
  6. Interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree at a U.S. college or university (SHE-CAN does not work with students seeking graduate degrees)
  7. No more than two years university experience in home country
  8. Already a leader in your school or community
  9. A strong English speaker: Your ability to speak and write in English is critical because all U.S. universities require a high score on the TOEFL or IELTS language exam. Therefore, if your English is not strong, we recommend that you spend a year studying and apply next year
  10. Academically strong: Consistently ranked high in your class with strong grades and a strong score on National Exam or WAEC/WASSCE
  11. Dedicated to this program: Able to dedicate your days in January – June to SHE-CAN’s pre-college program (accepted scholars must not work full-time during this period)
  12. Able to access a strong internet connection and computer daily to check emails

Required Document

Documents you will need to apply:

  1. High school transcripts for grades 10, 11, and 12
  2. National exam score report or WAEC score report
  3. English translations of transcripts or exam scores if necessary (can be self-translated)
  4. Estimate of family’s monthly income
  5. Score reports for the SAT, ACT, IELTS, TOEFL if you have taken them

No application fee – free to apply!

Scholarship Benefits

SHE-CAN aims to support low-income young women who would not otherwise have the opportunity to study in the U.S. and get the tools needed to return home and step into leadership roles in their countries. Funding for SHE-CAN scholars is provided by:

  1. College-Funded Scholarship: Every scholar applies for and is awarded a full-ride scholarship from a U.S. college, which pays for the cost of tuition, a place to live, and meals while in school.
  2. SHE-CAN: The organization funds test preparation classes and costs not covered by your scholarship that your family can’t afford, including passport and visa fees, flight (one to U.S. and one home), textbooks, health insurance, etc.
  3. Scholar & Family: Scholars fund travel to and from test preparation classes in your country’s capital city. When you arrive in the U.S., you are expected to work on campus to fund your personal expenses (toothpaste, shampoo, etc.). While SHE-CAN funds your health insurance, the organization is unable to fund medical expenses outside of what the insurance covers, including dental and vision expenses.

How to Apply

  • Click Here to Apply.
  • Interview Process: We will share more details on the interview process in the coming months.
  • January – June 2024: IELTS & academic preparation courses and community service project for semi-finalists
  • June 2024: Scholars officially accepted to SHE-CAN program and matched with mentors
  • July – October 2024: Scholars & mentors complete college application requirements
  • November 1, 2024: Scholars submit Early Decision applications to U.S. colleges
  • December 15, 2024: College admittance decisions announced
  • January – July 2025: Scholars complete travel requirements and prepare to come to the U.S.
  • August 2025: Scholars arrive in U.S. for first year of college

Application Period: 01 July – 15 October 2023

Please contact us at with any questions about the scholar application.

For more information: Visit SHE-CAN website

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